Many women tend to keep their styles in the neutral world of blacks, browns, greys and whites. However, if you continue to choose the safe shades instead of adding some bright colors in your wardrobe, you could be missing out on some real health benefits tied to color. When someone walks into a room wearing bright vibrant colours, everyone seems to take notice.
1. Bright Colors Make Us Stand Out
If you are being honest, you would agree with me when I say that we are naturally drawn to someone wearing beautiful bright colors. Of course, the cut, style, and fit of the clothes is aways important, but the first thing most people are going to notice is the color. Wanting to stand out in a crowd doesn’t necessarily mean you want to be the center of attention. In the fashion world, it means you simply want something you’re wearing to be noticed since you spent the time putting together an outfit that slays. Wearing bright colors in key pieces are guaranteed to turn heads and make you stand out in the crowds.
2. Bright Colors Affect How We Feel
Wearing bright colors can make you feel more positive and confident! While color theory isn’t an exact science, we do know a few things about how colors often affect the way we’re seen. These aren’t always specific to clothing, but we can undoubtedly see the how the trigger can be applied to clothing. The colors you wear might not exactly make you more successful, but they can surely make you feel that way. Research says the quickest little fix for a bad day is to wear brightly colored clothes. Cheerful bright colors work as a mini pick-me-up; and can boost energy and mood.
3. Dark colors are not always flattering
Many women tend to defer to wearing dark colors because it’s easy, and it’s all that’s in their closets. In truth, color is severely lacking in many wardrobes, and it’s such a shame. While basic black will forever be a wardrobe staple, adding in some bright colors can spice up your wardrobe and add interest to your look. Furthermore, dark colors are not always flattering. Yes, I said it! Dark colors can make you look and feel older than you really are. In fact, it is particularly important to wear color after 40, as dark colors really accentuates dark shadows, lines and wrinkles. Thus, I always advise clients to wear color at least up by their faces.
Dressing yourself for the day is quite influential whether you are aware of it or not. In my case, I gravitate towards bright colors as I love the positive mood I experience from colors. I found this gorgeous yellow dress on Asos last year. I wanted a yellow dress and literally searched for a few weeks for the perfect yellow hue dress. When I came upon this dress, I immediately fell in love. I love the cut, the crochet trimming and of course, the bright yellow color. The price was pretty amazing as well – $24! I can’t overstate the obvious, but you don’t have to spend a lot of money to look amazing.
These Jessica Simpson block heels complimented my bright yellow dress exceptionally well. I found these at DSW, and paid $39.95. You probably know that block heels are the newest big shoe trend this season. Let me tell you, this is the perfect trend for those who have had to give heels a rest. Block heels are definitely more comfortable, and still look beautiful. It’s perfect when a trend and comfort goes hand in hand, wouldn’t you agree!
Finally, I accented this yellow dress with this leather turquoise clutch. I got this clutch from a friend who was purging her closet, so FREE.99 was the price. The best way to save money on your wardrobe is to know other fashionable friends who off load their pieces to you. I often purge my closet and gave them away to my friends. This is a great way of decluttering and saving money at the same time. Finally I accessorized with some thrifted turquoise dangling earrings.
Now, just because you have a favorite color in the world, it doesn’t mean that it’s going to look amazing on your body. For example, the color yellow – although beautiful, warm and happy – is tricky to pull off for many skin tones. But, even so, everyone does have a color that they constantly get positive comments about when they wear it. I implore you to put that color on your body. Wearing bright colors can do amazing things for your skin tone, hair color, and overall appearance. What bright colors have you worn lately?